Most people take antibioticsВ to get rid of a chronic sinus infection.В These drugs onlyВ heal the symptoms temporarily and theyВ will never get to the root of the problem.
We don’t recommend using ofВ antibiotics, because they are too much aggressive and can destroyВ the bad and good bacteria in the nasal passages. Good bacteria is crucial forВ protectingВ the nasal cavity ofВ accumulation of bad bacteria.
Dr. Mas Takashima, director of the Sinus Center at Baylor College of Medicine, developed new treatment against sinus irrigations and probiotic nasal rinses, withВ using ofВ baby shampoo. ThisВ treatmentВ target the bad bacteria, which is very helpful for those who suffer from both chronic and acute sinusitis.
Baby shampoo irrigationВ cleanse the nasal cavity with a surfactant. TheВ shampoo breaks down the oily layers that protect bad bacteria from being removed.
вЂњWe always tell our children to wash their hands with soap, not with plain water, in order to clean bacteria from their hands. We use the same concept is being used in the sinuses,вЂќ said Takashima.
For better result, you should prepare aВ solution withВ a half teaspoon of shampoo in 1 cup of saline.В You will need to mix 3 heaping teaspoons of salt with 1 rounded teaspoon of baking soda and store in a small Ziplock bag.В Add 1 teaspoon of the mixture and a half teaspoon of baby shampoo to 1 cup of lukewarm boiled water.
Use an infant nasal bulb to draw the liquid, then gently flush your nostrils with it.
Also,В Dr. Takashima recommends you to add a probiotic rinse to replenish healthy bacteria and prevent reoccurrence of the symptoms. You can use the same instructions, but instead of adding a shampoo, open a probiotic capsule and pour the content into the mixture.
Takashima stresses that it is important to consult a doctor before you try this natural remedy, because there are many different causes of sinus infections and itвЂ™s important to ensure that you are treating the right one.